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CT Food Justice Project
 
 
 
The CT Food Justice VISTA Project is a partnership between non-profits throughout the state, each with one to two VISTA Members building the capacity of that organization. Together we strive for a multigenerational, racially and economically diverse group of leaders with the skills to move communities across Connecticut toward a just food system. With VISTA Member support, host sites commit to empowering their communities to have impact on food-related programs and services, and the food system in Connecticut as a whole. VISTA Members in the project will: 1. Participate in a collaborative forum for sharing best practices and curriculum among 10 project sites and 13 VISTA Members. 2. Build the capacity of each organization to empower under-represented populations 3. Create, expand and enhance the services offered by their host site by fundraising, managing volunteers, convening the community, surveying the community, enhancing awareness of food insecurity and injustice, and much more. University of Connecticut Extension, in partnership with some of the most effective and innovative nonprofit organizations in Connecticut, is coordinating the fifth year of this multi-site project beginning in August 2017.
 
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Member Duties : This listing serves as a catch-all for applicants interested in any of our eight host sites throughout the state. Hosts are located in Hartford, Windham, New Britain, New London, Wallingford, New Haven, Bridgeport and Bloomfield. Respective host sites coordinate food security programming ranging from urban farming, community gardening, mobile markets, farmers' markets, food policy councils, youth programs, and food banks.
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Environment ,  Children/Youth ,  Health ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Hunger . 
 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Public Speaking ,  Computers/Technology ,  Urban Planning ,  Education ,  Communications ,  Leadership ,  Recruitment ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Social Services ,  Public Health ,  Youth Development ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Environment ,  Team Work . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
CT Food Justice Project

Program Start/End Date
08/28/2017  -   08/27/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CONNECTICUT  

Accepting Applications
From  03/27/2017  To  07/01/2017 

Contact Jiff Martin
24 Hyde Ave
Vernon   CT   06066
860-870-6932
jiff.martin@uconn.edu
sustainablefood.uconn.edu
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 72432


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